Lemon Pepper Shrimp

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lemon pepper shrimp

This is a super simple and speedy dish that just lets the shrimp shine!  No reducing of ingredients or sauces required!  I normally use fresh garlic when I’m cooking.  However, in this recipe I used garlic powder to keep the flavor a little more subtle.  Lemon Pepper is available online or in your spice aisle.  It contains lemon, pepper, salt & other seasonings.

Once in a while I make a batch of this up for my girls to snack on in the afternoon but it makes a speedy weeknight dinner in under 10  minutes!  We like to serve it with a side of rice and a tossed salad!

Make sure the oil/butter  mixture is sizzling hot before you add the shrimp or the coating will not crisp.

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Review Recipe

Lemon Pepper Shrimp

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
This is a super simple and speedy dish that just lets the shrimp shine! No reducing of ingredients or sauces required! 


  • 1 pound medium shrimp deveined
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 lemon
  • Lemon slices & parsley for serving

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  1. Defrost shrimp under cold running water if frozen. Dab dry with paper towels.

  2. In a Ziploc bag, combine flour, lemon pepper, garlic powder, black pepper and salt. Add shrimp to the bag and toss to coat.

  3. Heat butter and oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once oil and butter are sizzling, add shrimp and cook until crisp & browned. Flip over and brown the other side. (About 2 minutes per side). Squeeze 1/2 lemon over top. Do not overcook!

  4. Serve with lemon slices and parsley.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 286, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 300mg, Sodium: 932mg, Potassium: 120mg, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 25g, Vitamin A: 175%, Vitamin C: 4.6%, Calcium: 169%, Iron: 3.2%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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  1. This lemon pepper shrimp recipe sounds delicious! I don’t make many shrimp dishes even though I do love shrimp. My question is ….. for this recipe, it doesn’t state whether to use raw shrimp or cooked. Which one?